Mar 9, 2014
Local H is currently on the inaugural tour with new drummer Ryan Harding, and by all indications things seem to be moving along smoother than a friction-less surface. So after endless nights awake looking for shooting stars to pass along the sky it turns out the band has added more gigs to this trek. With a handful of shows left for March ending with a Scott Lucas solo spot in Forest Park, IL, the boys will head further east hitting towns Local ... Read More
Mar 7, 2014
On a beautiful, bright day in the Delmar loop in Saint Louis, MO. Royal Teeth, a five piece band from New Orleans, LA stopped by Vintage Vinyl for a stripped down acoustic performance before their show at the Demo later that evening. They are on the road promoting their latest release " Glow " which is on Dangerbird Records and features the single " Wild ".
It is always a wonderful feeling being at Vintage Vinyl, good ... Read More
Mar 5, 2014
Tool – 3/4/2014 Spokane Arena – Spokane, Washington
Video and Words by thenaturalstoner, Photos by thenaturalstoner and Mouph Breaver
Full Concert Confessions Disclosure Intro: I am a Tool noob. Not the biggest noob of all time mind you, but one nonetheless. I know and enjoy most of the popular songs, but have not taken the time in my past to delve deep into their catalog. This is a self-admitted mistake and something I hope to rectify down the line. Regardless of my naivety, I ... Read More
Mar 4, 2014
So with all that Stone Temple Pilots stuff on the back burner for now, it looks as if Linkin Park will dust off their gear and hit the road once again. Joined by a band fronted by a movie star 30 Seconds To Mars and special guests AFI, the trek will hit loads of outdoor venues and arenas beginning this August in Florida. They'll take things up the east coast and back across the country through Texas and wrapping up in California ... Read More
Mar 3, 2014
Art Alexakis is still looking to cash in on you missing the 1990’s. Summerland will return for the third consecutive year. This time out, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog will round out the lineup, with Everclear taking the top slot. Here is where you can catch the nostalgia in 2014.
It is worth noting that the only Canadian date takes place in a city called Medicine Hat. Way to go Canada
Summerland 2014 Tour Dates:
6/13 Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
6/14 St. ... Read More
Mar 3, 2014
Let's break it down for you. Les Claypool recently released a new record with Duo De Twang titled Four Foot Shack. Also, the man known as Dean Ween is currently touring with the Moistboyz. Now forget the last two sentences, because if you're looking at this post you're here to find out tour dates for Primus and The Dean Ween Group (not to be confused with the Moistboyz), which kicks off May 1st through the 3rd at the Brooklyn Bowl's Las Vegas location. ... Read More
Feb 28, 2014
Hall & Oates - 2/28/14
Grand Casino - Shawnee, OK
Words/Photos by Steven Anthony
For the last few years Hall & Oates have extensively toured throughout the United States, peppering dates in seemingly every corner of America. They generally make a few stops here in my home state of Oklahoma, and 2014 is no different with the band finding themselves closing out February in Shawnee at the new venue inside the Grand Casino.
For a little over 90 minutes, Daryl Hall and John Oates delivered hit ... Read More
Feb 23, 2014
Yonder Mountain String Band Set To Hit Road for Spring Trek / Announce Festival Plans.
As the calendar turned to 2014 and the members of the Yonder Mountain String Band set out for their Winter tour... they forgot to pick up one quarter of the band on their way to the first stop. Actually Jeff Austin decided to sit this one out and instead spend a few months of quality time with his wife and recently born baby girl. The other three members ... Read More
Feb 16, 2014
Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014
Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby (Follow @DarbySTL / LIKE DarbySTL)
105.7 The Point has done a great job over the past 21 years bringing some of the biggest names in modern rock to town to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and their Birthday by playing shows across St. Louis. When this one was announced back in the Fall it was no question that this would sell out. The Arctic Monkeys have played at The Pageant before ... Read More
Feb 16, 2014
While I recognized the name Biffy Clyro, I only started to pay attention to the band after they became the latest temper tantrum target for the once great artist known as Trent Reznor. In a tweet sent right before the massive Reading Festival across the pond in the United Kingdom, the Academy Award winner was upset that some “whoever the fuck they are” band was not only following Nine Inch Nails, they also “fucked him” on production. Not knowing a damn thing ... Read More
Feb 15, 2014
It has been exactly 47 hours since I stood five feet away from Failure as they played live music and the truth of the matter is that I still don’t believe it happened. The group has been number one on my list of bands I want to see reunite since I rescued Fantastic Planet from a discount bin at well-known Bay Area record store. That lone purchase I made on that afternoon in October 1998 would end up becoming my favorite album ... Read More
Jan 27, 2014
Ghost will return to North America in April as the ghoulish rockers will hit the road for a month long trek. The tour will cover most major markets and feature King Dude as main support. Here is where you can catch the mighty Ghost.
4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
4/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/19 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
4/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Pagent
4/22 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/23 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
4/25 - ... Read More
Jan 27, 2014
Good news for those in B level markets and neighborhoods with casinos. Alice In Chains will be paying you a visit later this year. Still supporting the highly forgettable The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, check out where you can catch Jerry and the gang below in the United States later this year.
Alice In Chains Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Dates:
04/25 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
04/26 Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino & Resort
04/28 Austin, TX – Moody Theatre (ACL Live)
05/01 Tunica, MS – ... Read More
Jan 24, 2014
With a smorgasbord of musicians spread across Southern California for the annual NAMM convention, Joseph Arthur once again found himself west of the 405 freeway for a night of hilarious comedy. Did I say comedy? I meant music. To be fair the intimate late night set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica was a 50/50 split of both, much to the delight of those who politely turned off their phones and turned their focus onto the man who had recently returned ... Read More
Jan 16, 2014
For the 8th year in a row, a massive football stadium in Columbus Ohio will host the Rock on the Range Festival. Artists set to bring the HARD AND THE HEAVY to THE Ohio State University include Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Mastodon and many more.
For more information, check out the Rock on the Range website. Read More
Jan 15, 2014
It’s crazy to think that Helmet has been cranking out tasty heavy metal jams for over twenty years. With no new album to support, hardcore 49ers fan Page Hamilton and the gang ventured into the enemy territory known as Seattle for a few gigs with Wire. During their stop in the Emerald City, the band took time to record a quick session for local radio powerhouse KEXP. You can enjoy Helmet performing with headphones on down below.
To read past Helmet confessions from ... Read More
Jan 15, 2014
Atlanta will suck a little less during the weekend of May 9th through 11th as the Shaky Knees Music Festival will hit the cities Atlantic Center. The National, Modest Mouse, and a third headliner to be announced will be making appearances in the ATL. Highlights from lower down on the card include Blitzen Trapper, Cold War Kids and Jason Isbell.
For all information on Shaky Knees 2014, head to the official website.
Jan 15, 2014
If at any point you were under the impression that this festival fever is a game, then you were sadly mistaken. Next up on a big week for festival announcements is the Hangout Music Festival, which takes place on a beach in Alabama. The headliners are solid and include The Black Keys coming out of hiding alongside The Killers and Outkast.
Other notables include Queens Of The Stone Age (who should be headlining ALL these festivals with their stellar work in 2013),Modest Mouse, The ... Read More
Jan 15, 2014
Randall's Island in New York City rocks it with the Governors Ball annually. This year is no different. Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes top the first tier of acts. Festival staples in 2014 Childish Gambino, Sleigh Bells. Chance The Rapper, The Naked And Famous and Foster The People can be seen along the likes of TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Interpol, Phoenix, Disclosure, Diarrhea Planet, Kurt Vile, Damon Albarn, Neko Case, along with the rap duo Run The Jewels ... Read More
Jan 14, 2014
For the third year in a row, Firefly Music Festival in Delaware is delivering another stellar lineup. Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Outkast lead the big names while Cage the Elephant, Weezer, Childish Gambino, Jack Johnson, Sleigh Bells, Young The Giant, Girl Talk, Chance The Rapper, Local Natives, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, Kaiser Chiefs, Grouplove and Pretty Lights round out the list of acts you may have heard of off the top of our heads looking at the list of over 100 acts.
Firefly ... Read More
Jan 14, 2014
In a shocker to no one, Dave Matthews Band will hit the road for a massive North American summer tour in 2014. What is shocking is the format the shows will take.
Each show will be a two set affair. The “evening with” is being billed as both acoustic and electric. According to Rolling Stone, the band will change their configuration as needed while performing songs from their expansive catalog. Matthews goes on to tell Rolling Stone that they are trying to keep ... Read More
Jan 14, 2014
Last time the guy typing this recalls checking out Sleigh Bells, this two were jumping around like nuts making all sorts of unmitigated noise. This morning, I decide to check out their Letterman performance from last night, and congrats Sleigh Bells because this "Young Legends" will be in my head for the rest of the day. Acoustic guitar and Sleigh Bells in the same sentence. Cool.
Like half the artists in the artists in the world, they'll be appearing at this years Coachella ... Read More
Jan 13, 2014
††† Crosses Opens 2014 Tour in St. Louis
Words by Bradley Darby (FOLLOW on Twitter/ LIKE on Facebook)
In 2011 Deftones front man Chino Moreno got together with childhood friend and fellow musician Shaun Lopez, who plays guitar for Far, as well as Chuck Doom to form a new group that Moreno said would “be minimal and soothing…. kinda like the stuff I listen to when I’m not screaming my head off.” From their vision, Crosses was born. Technically its listed like this, †††… ... Read More
Dec 28, 2013
Hello Everybody...this looks like my first and last confession for this 2013 season. here are a few pics from Mgmt. they are an amazing band from ny. check them out. I want to wish Justin and everyone here a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and that next year we all get to rock out ever more than this. Peace.
Dec 2, 2013
So New York City has itself a brand new venue to check out live music. It's the newly opened Rough Trade records. Located in the heart of hipsterville (or Williamsburg) the well placed record shop comes equipped with a 300 person capacity room in the back for live acts, as well as a liquor license and actual stuff on the shelves coming soon. The opening brought artsy hometown act Television out of hiding and into their first area gigs in six years. ... Read More
Nov 20, 2013
Nine Inch Nails with Explosions in the Sky 11/19/13 - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington
Review by thenaturalstoner
Pictures by thenaturalstoner and Mouph Breaver
For a Tuesday night at the start of winter in Spokane, Washington, tonight ended up being about as good as it can get. A smaller than expected "sold-out" crowd (much smaller, maybe 2,500 to 3,000 people) made their way to the Spokane Arena through decent weather to see two really great bands play 3 hours of music.
Starting promptly at 7:30, ... Read More